Do you often have diarrhea? Apparently, people with blood type A and AB are more susceptible to diarrhea than people with blood type B and O.
Blood type was found to affect one’s risk of infection in the abdomen, caused by rotavirus. from recent study, which was released by MyHealthNewsDaily
Rotavirus is a virus that causes gastroenteritis, or inflammation of the stomach and intestines, and is a major cause of severe diarrhea in infants and children worldwide.
According to findings published on April 15, 2012 in the journal Nature, the scientists say that some rotavirus strains found its way into the digestive tract cells and infect human cells by binding to antigen A (blood cell lining that stimulates an immune response) in the blood group A and AB .
People with blood type A has antigen not only in blood cells but also in cells that line the digestive tract, where rotavirus attack.
According B.V. Venkataram Prasad, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Baylor College of Medixine, Houston, revealed that people with blood type A and AB may be more susceptible to rotavirus infection, but it’s still too early to conclude it.
According to him, the type of stain that sticks to the blood group antigen A in the A and AB is a rare type strain and the most common strains of rotavirus to infect people with blood type B.